Review: Why The Tushy Bidet Attachment Is Worth The Hype

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You’ve probably seen the ads: “Stop Wiping, Start Washing.” Perhaps you’ve been curious about upgrading your toilet setup. And I am here to tell you that the Tushy hype is real. This easy-to-install bidet toilet accessory is a game-changer.

What is Tushy?

Tushy is an affordable bidet (“buh-DAY”) add-on for your toilet. And what is a bidet? Well, it’s… um… there’s no delicate way to say this: it’s a water fountain for your bum. The idea is that when you’ve done your business, instead of using half a mile of toilet paper or a bunch of expensive wet wipes to clean up, you can gently cleanse yourself with an expertly-aimed stream of water. Then simply pat yourself dry with a few squares of toilet paper.

Tushy is better for your skin, better for the environment, and better for your bathroom budget. Plus, it quickly and easily gives you that just-showered clean feeling without having to take a full shower.

Photo of Tushy device attached on toilet.

Installing Tushy

I messed up and didn’t measure my toilet before ordering my Tushy. It turns out my toilet seat is attached abnormally far from the bowl. I recommend you measure your toilet before ordering.

But this oversight on my part allowed me to experience Tushy’s support, which was helpful, fast, and friendly. Over a text-chat on their website, they verified which Tushy version I had, confirmed my toilet measurements, and told me they had a $5 extender part that would allow Tushy to fit my toilet!

The extender arrived in a few days and easily clicked into place with no tools. I was back in business.

Installing the Tushy was a breeze, only requiring a screwdriver and a couple of paper towels to clean up water drips when disconnecting the waterline. Their instructions make everything clear. I am far from being a plumber, but this was a piece of cake.

Using Tushy

Tushy has a two-way knob for water control. Turn it to the left, and the nozzle self-cleans, shooting directly down into the toilet bowl. Turn it to the right, and the nozzle extends, aims upward, and washes your backside with a stream of water. It takes only a minute to get the hang of it.

I recommend turning the knob very slowly — you want to ease into the correct pressure gently. There is also a rocker switch that changes where the nozzle sprays. Controlling the water pressure and aiming the nozzle will help you get on target.

When you’re done, you can gently pat yourself dry with toilet paper (using a lot less than you’d otherwise use!)

During installation and at many moments after that, you will certainly be tempted to test the Tushy’s water flow while not seated on your toilet, but instead while standing in front of your toilet, dressed in your Sunday best. “I just want to see if it’s working,” you’ll say. I cannot stress enough how much you should resist the urge to do this.

Impressions

There’s no getting around the fact that there is an additional gadget attached to your toilet. But toilets have always been functional rather than aesthetic. I’m finding it easy to embrace the utility and ignore the extra gadgetry.

Tushy is a serious toilet upgrade, and you won’t regret getting one.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it really better than wipes or toilet paper?

Oh yes. Wipes are expensive, and even the ones designed for flushing are known to wreak havoc on septic and sewer systems. And dry-wiping yourself clean is obviously not going to work. Would you wash your dishes by rubbing them with a dry paper towel? Of course not.

Am I really going to be able to install this myself?

I believe in you! It’s not that hard, I promise. All I needed was a screwdriver for the seat and a few sheets of paper towels to wipe up some water drips from when I detached the water line from the tank. The line connections were just hand-tightened, and they haven’t leaked a single drop.

What about wand-based bidets?

Do you really want to touch a wand that other people have clumsily and blindly aimed at their b-hole?

Isn’t the water cold?

It’ll be cool. But it won’t hurt, and honestly, it’s kind of refreshing. It’s nothing like taking a cold shower.

Should I tell my friends about it before they use my bathroom?

If they’re curious, they’ll ask. If they’re really curious, they’ll press the button and be very surprised, which is funny. But you should probably warn children not to use it.

How does it feel?

It feels like the smell of fresh laundry or a gentle breeze on the first day of Spring. It feels like actually being clean. Just get one.


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